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Ivyland, PA, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

WATCH: Procession brings fallen New Tripoli firefighters back home to Lehigh County –

A solemn procession on Route 100 at Tilghman Street as the two fallen New Tripoli firefighters are brought back home to Lehigh County on Thursday afternoon. → Read More

The states with the lowest cost of living

Americans face a dilemma. The consumer price index rose 7% in December, and while wages have risen recently, they have not, for the most part, kept up with inflation. The median household income in the U.S. dropped 2.9% in 2020 to $67,521, in fact. As The New York Times recently noted, "Only 17 percent of workers say they have received raises that kept up with inflation over the past year,… → Read More

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The Da Vinci Science Center staff prepare to unveil winter wonderland activities Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Allentown. From Dec. 26 through 31 visitors can design their own unique snowflakes and watch them soar to new heights as they fly through wind tubes in Leo’s Creativity Studio, examine snow crystals under a microscope, and learn how ice crystals form with dry ice. Kids can also attach… → Read More

First Frost Train Meet

The young and young at heart had access to more than 150 vendors with a vast number of trains and train accessories Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, during the annual First Frost Train Meet in the Agri-Plex at Allentown Fairgrounds. February 26th and 27th, 2022, the Spring Thaw Train Meet will be in town at the Agri-Plex. → Read More

Emmaus football faces Nazareth in empty stadium after threat

Emmaus faced Nazareth at home in a mostly empty stadium for an EPC football game Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. No fans were allowed in the stadium because the school received an anonymous threat before the game. → Read More

NIGHTCRAWLER:: DeMartino, Dot and Zedd Performing at Musicfest| PHOTOS

Fans gather to see Zedd Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at the Wind Creek stage at Musikfest in Bethlehem. → Read More

NIGHTCRAWLER: Musikfest on Monday

Nightcrawler was on hand to capture people enjoying the sights and sounds of Musikfest on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. → Read More

Weis Markets Open in Bethlehem

Weis Markets at the north end of the Westgate Mall opened its doors Thursday in Bethlehem. The supermarket has a total of 63,000 square feet, nearly double the size of an aging Weis it replaced near the middle of the shopping center. → Read More

Teens and tweens get vaccinated

PHOTO GALLERY: Area teens and tweens had the opportunity to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, at the St’ Luke’s Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township. → Read More

12-foot-tall skeleton named Skelly

A Catasauqua neighborhood is up in arms over a 12-foot-tall skeleton named Skelly who, standing in his Race Street front lawn long after Halloween, has become an icon for many, spurred to stardom by an anonymous upset note. → Read More

COVID-19 mass vaccinations at Greater Shiloh Church

Greater Shiloh Church in Easton hosted COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday that were conducted by St. Luke's University Health Network staff. The church was issued 400 vaccines from St. Luke’s and had scheduled over three people with enough to handle walk-ins. Individuals will follow-up on April 17th for the second shot to protect themselves from COVID-19. → Read More

Central Catholic Semifinal at Middletown

Allentown Central Catholic took on Middletown Monday night during a PIAA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal at Middletown High School. Central Catholic went on to win 46-43. → Read More

District 11 4A boys’ championship

Allentown Central Catholic battled Bethlehem Catholic in the District 11 4A boys' championship basketball game Thursday at the PPL Center in Allentown. Central Catholic won the game 57-42. → Read More

Girls District 11 Class 4A championship

Allentown Central Catholic and Jim Thorpe girls basketball teams battled Thursday for the District 11 Class 4A championship at the PPL Center in Allentown. Central Catholic defeated Jim Thorpe 41-36. → Read More

District 11 3A boys’ championship

Executive Education Academy Charter School and Notre Dame-Green Pond boys' basketball teams battled Tuesday for the District 11 3A boys championship at the PPL Center in Allentown. Executive Charter won the game 81-68. → Read More

District 11 3A girls championship

Palmerton battled Notre Dame-Green Pond Tuesday for the District 11 3A girls championship at the PPL Center in Allentown. Notre Dame won the game 48-35 → Read More

WATCH: Lehigh Valley Mall shooting news conference

Officials hold a news conference on the Lehigh Valley Mall shooting Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. → Read More

Building for the Future

Let's Build Construction Camp for Girls had the campers with advanced carpentry skills build a shed Tuesday, for the winner of a Habitat for Humanity auction, at Associated Builders and Contractors in Allentown. The objectives of the Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls is to provide an opportunity for young women to explore a career in the construction industry and gain experience through… → Read More

WATCH: Air Force One lands at Lehigh Valley International Airport

Air Force One lands at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Thursday, May 14, 2020 as President Trump prepared to visit an Upper Macungie mask and medical sup → Read More

Watch: COVID-19 Testing at Easton Hospital

Motorists waited along Lehigh Street in front of Easton Hospital in Wilson Borough Wednesday to be tested for COVID-19. → Read More